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Dive Review of Beqa Lagoon Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa Lagoon

Beqa Lagoon Resort, Sep, 2008,

by marie murray, CA, united States ( 2 reports). Report 4481.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Belize, Caymans, Hawaii (all major islands) Monterey, Channel Islands.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 80 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions come up with dive master when first diver out of air (not strictly enforced but I usually had 1/2 tank left)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments dedicated rinse tank on boat, crew careful handing down equipment, dive masters digging up and capturing wildlife for photographers and divers.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Unexpectedly strong currents, choppy water, very poor shore diving conditions. No one looked at my C card or had any idea of the the divers' experience in our group. Three very inexperienced divers were abandoned on their first night dive to find their own way back to the boat. This night dive occurred in the mouth of a river with very poor visibility due to recent rain run off.
Boat crew and dive masters were very friendly however their limited English made communication difficult at times. Resort food and accommodations were great except for large flying cockroaches in several rooms. Hey it's the tropics was not what I wanted to hear from the resort directors. My husband & I had stayed at Octopus Resort on Waya in the Yasawas the week previous and saw hardly a mosquito. I would definitely go back there!
The Beqa Shark Dive was a very positive experience for the divers in my group who participated as 2 or 3 big tigers came for the show calming things down a bit. My experience with the dive masters in the week leading up to the shark dive had not given me enough confidence in the Beqa dive operation to personally participate. I'm not a fan of shark feeds anyhow. Luckily for my friends nothing went wrong.
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